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Rear Lift Options

I am lifting my 2012 F250 CCSB with a 4” Zone kit with the radius arms. Currently my truck sits dead level completely stock. The zone lift comes with a 5” rear block so lifting the front 4” and the rear only 3” will have the back end sagging. So what would be better from a ride and performance stand point? Go with the 5” block and the zone add a leaf or go with a larger rear block like the 6” PMF rear block? Any help is appreciated!
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Why does your truck sit level already? Should have atleast a one inch rake.. I would look at carli or beds replacement spring before going to a block that high.


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Add a leaf will definitely ride better and I agree that a block that high wouldn’t be fun to drive. I just did a 7” PMF lift and went with a full leaf pack in the rear.


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Not sure why your truck would be level stock. Mine is 2"+ high in the rear. I do have a factory 10cm block though. From what I understand, some trucks have a 7cm block which would leave the rear 1" high. Anyway, add a leaf is the best way to go to avoid spring wrap.


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Add a leaf will definitely ride better and I agree that a block that high wouldn’t be fun to drive. I just did a 7” PMF lift and went with a full leaf pack in the rear.


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That’s what I was thinking but wasn’t 100% sure, thanks for the input
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Why does your truck sit level already? Should have atleast a one inch rake.. I would look at carli or beds replacement spring before going to a block that high.
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Not sure why your truck would be level stock. Mine is 2"+ high in the rear. I do have a factory 10cm block though. From what I understand, some trucks have a 7cm block which would leave the rear 1" high. Anyway, add a leaf is the best way to go to avoid spring wrap.
I am not sure why it’s so level. The PO used it purely to tow his large boat and TT so maybe the rear springs are just starting to sag over time leveling it out. When I measure the front and back are within a 1/4” of each other. That’s measuring from the middle of the wheel to the fender.
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There's absolutely no problem with 5" rear block depending on your driving style. It's just the axle wrap can become the problem without being addressed properly. For the costs of a full spring pack one could drop in traction bars for all around better drive-ability.


I ran One-Up-Offroad 6" rear traction blocks in the past. I never had any issues while driving or towing.


I never expected to really notice the difference in the way a truck drives (especially on take-off) but traction bars make a HUGE difference even on mild/stock trucks.



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There's absolutely no problem with 5" rear block depending on your driving style. It's just the axle wrap can become the problem without being addressed properly. For the costs of a full spring pack one could drop in traction bars for all around better drive-ability.


I ran One-Up-Offroad 6" rear traction blocks in the past. I never had any issues while driving or towing.


I never expected to really notice the difference in the way a truck drives (especially on take-off) but traction bars make a HUGE difference even on mild/stock trucks.
So what type of driving style is ok to have a 5” rear block? And what exactly is axle wrap? I keep hearing about it but am not sure what it is.
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LOL...driving like a queen.


Axle wrap and a few other noted things that happen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=PYm_k8lAHok



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That’s what I was thinking but wasn’t 100% sure, thanks for the input




I am not sure why it’s so level. The PO used it purely to tow his large boat and TT so maybe the rear springs are just starting to sag over time leveling it out. When I measure the front and back are within a 1/4” of each other. That’s measuring from the middle of the wheel to the fender.
If there's no leveling kit in the front it sounds like your springs are dieing... I'd go full spring replacement.


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